Nature

Devil's Walking Stick

July 3, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Stalk of a devil's walking stick at the Asheville Botanical Gardens, Asheville, North Carolina

Devil's walking stick (Aralia spinosa) is a woody species of plant in the genus Aralia, family Araliaceae, native to eastern North America. The common name refers to the viciously sharp, spiny stems, petioles, and even leaf midribs. It has also been known as Angelica-tree.

Making It Grow Extra: Tomato Diseases

July 2, 2020 - Posted in Home by Alfred Turner
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Clemson Extension and Host of Making It Grow Amanda McNulty talks with fellow agent Zack Snipes about tomato diseases and best practices on how to avoid them.

Making It Grow Extra: Mosquitos and Mosquitos

June 13, 2020 - Posted in Home by Alfred Turner
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Clemson Extension Agent and host of Making It Grow . Amanda McNulty talks with Dr. Eric Benson, Clemson University Professor Emeritus & Extension Entomologist about mosquitos and mosquito control.

A Big Dragonfly

June 1, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A Big Dragonfly

The Swamp Darner is one of the largest Dragonflies found in South Carolina.

Eastern King Snake

May 20, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
An Eastern King Snake

The chain-like pattern on this non-venomous snake can help identify it.

Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher Nests

May 8, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher

This bird uses lichens on the outside of its nest, which is good camouflage.

American Bitterns

May 1, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
An American Bittern

This marsh bird blends so well with its surroundings that it's not often seen.

"Spoiling for a Fight"

April 9, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
An Eastern Cottonmouth snake, agkistrodon piscivorus

A listener has an encounter with an Eastern Cottonmouth.

Essential Activities of Agriculture Continue During COVID-19 Pandemic

April 6, 2020 - Posted in News by Alfred Turner
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . During a recent interview, Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers detailed the breadth of agricultural activities considered essential during this time of national crisis, and that there is...

Mountain Laurel on the Coast?

March 12, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia), Greenville County, South Carolina

Yes, you can find "disjunct" populations of Mountain laurel in pockets on the coast of South Carolina where the micro-climate is just right.

Turkey Tail Mushrooms

February 20, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Turkey Tail Mushrooms

The Turkey Tail mushroom, Trametes versicolor – also known as Coriolus versicolor and Polyporus versicolor – is a common polypore mushroom found throughout the world.

Fowler's Toads

February 19, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Fowler's toad

Fowler's toad (Anaxyrus fowleri, formerly Bufo fowleri) is a species of toad in the family Bufonidae. The species is native to North America, where it occurs in much of the eastern United States and parts of adjacent Canada.

Columnar Stinkhorn

January 27, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A column stinkhorn (Clathrus columnatus).

Clathrus columnatus, commonly known as the column (or columnar) stinkhorn, has a widespread distribution, and has been found in Africa, Australasia, and the Americas. It may have been introduced to North America with exotic plants.

Double-Crested Cormorants

January 23, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A double-crested cormorant

The double-crested cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) is a member of the cormorant family of seabirds. Its habitat is near rivers and lakes as well as in coastal areas, and is widely distributed across North America, from the Aleutian Islands in Alaska down to Florida and...

The Bird in the Corner of the Porch

January 21, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A Carolina wren.

The Carolina wren sometimes overnights in the shelter of a porch.

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